May 30, 2018
Logistics Weekly
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Industry News and Advocacy

Following the recent article about the California Air Resources Board (CARB) fining two 3PLs, Marten Logistics for $100,000 and Roadrunner Transportation Systems for $52,250, for violating a record keeping violation associated with CARB’s Truck and Bus Rules, TIA staff spoke with CARB staff about a statement made by a CARB staffer regarding CA-based brokers.

America has a massive shortage of truck drivers. Joyce Brenny, head of Brenny Transportation in Minnesota, increased driver pay 15 percent this year to try to attract more drivers. Many of her drivers now earn $80,000, she says, yet she still can't find enough people for the job.

Read the full Washington Post article.

Van rates were unchanged at $2.15 per mile for the third consecutive week, as a national average, while reefers got a two-cent increase to an average of $2.51, for temperature-controlled freight movements.

  

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DAT Solutions
TriumphPay Carrier Payments Demo named ‘Best in Show’
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TriumphPay showcased the future of payments in the logistics industry at Transparency18, a logistics industry-focused conference, which drew hundreds to Atlanta in May. Triumph’s Jordan Graft and John Shields demonstrated how blockchain and shared ledgers will transform carrier payments.
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  • June 5-6, 2018: Washington, D.C. - TIA 2018 3PL Policy Forum
  • June 25-27: Chicago, IL - UnitedFresh/Global Cold Chain Expo
  • Sept. 9-12: Houston, TX - TMW User Conference
  • Sept. 11-12: Chicago, IL - North American Supply Chain Executive Summit
  • Sept. 12-14: Cleveland, OH - International Factoring Association Transportation Meeting
  • Sept. 16-18: Long Beach, CA - Intermodal EXPO
  • Oct. 16-18: Toronto, ON - Multimodal Americas
  • Nov. 6-7, 2018: Tucson, AZ - 3PL Technovations
  • April 10-13, 2019: Orlando, FL - 2019 TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition
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We want to hear from you! What topic would you like addressed at TIA’s 2019 Conference? Do you have a suggestion for a 2019 Conference speaker? Email your suggestions to meetings@tianet.org.

2019 Exhibit Registration has opened and exhibit space is already selling quickly. Don’t wait to reserve your spot for the only conference built just for 3PLs. All booth applications will be accepted on-line for 2019 with payments via credit card. Please be sure to apply early. We anticipate booth space to sell out quickly for 2019 as in previous years.

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Education

Registration is now open for the CTB Online Study Course that starts July 2. The course includes new updates and utilizes the 5th edition of the Foundations of Business text book. The study course contains more than 80 hours of content, tailor-made to prepare you for the CTB Exam to be held on September 30, 2018.

Join us on Wednesday, June 13 to discover the keys to exceptional customer service. Bestselling author and Leadership Strategist, TJ Hoisington, will be presenting concepts around his popular program, “Maximizing the Customer Service Experience.“

Building a strong and dynamic carrier base is essential to brokerage growth. Too often, the pull for spot market, transactional business leaves brokers without a core base of carriers to manage the expanding business needs of clients and prospects.

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McLeod Software

Even if you've attended Brent's Transportation, Logistics and the Law seminar in the past, you won't want to miss this course with valuable AND current information. This course is an industry-leading legal workshop for 3PLs to learn about the laws that govern your business and help you make the right call when you have important legal questions.

Expand Your Knowledge of the 3PL Industry. Register now for these essential courses:

Member News

Landstar said it reached a milestone, announcing that 10,000 trucks have been leased to the company by owner-operators.

"In this current market of heightened competition for the best owner-operators in the business, it is quite an achievement for Landstar to hit the 10,000 trucks mark," said Rocco Davanzo, Landstar's executive vice president of capacity development.

If you have news you would like to share with other TIA members, send it to us and we'll place it in the next issue of Logistics Weekly.

Meetings

3PL Technovations is a new meeting laser-focused on the rapid changes in technology affecting the 3PL industry. This highly energized event will feature rapid presentations by technology providers discussing the latest industry trends and issues as well as presentations and information sessions led by thought leaders. 3PL Technovations is designed to keep leading 3PLs operating at the top of their game.

November 6-7, 2018
JW Marriott Starr Pass
Tucson, Arizona

For more information and to register, visit the 3PL Technovations site.

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